• London police are rolling out a controversial facial recognition system

    8 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Police forces in London, UK, have confirmed they will be switching on controversial Live Facial Recognition systems, aiming to spot known criminals or suspects in crime hotspots around the city. The system will be able to flag individuals on a watch-list, picking known faces out of the crowd. The technology is being supplied by NEC, and the Metropolitan Police...
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  • Police are about to deploy 'privacy destroying' facial recognition cameras across London

    Police are about to deploy 'privacy destroying' facial recognition cameras across London

    8 monthes ago - By ZDnet

    The capital's Metropolitan Police say the technology will help fight crime - but critics warn that the scheme amounts to oppressive surveillance.
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  • London Police Will Begin Using Real-Time Facial Recognition

    8 monthes ago - By NY Times

    The city, stepping into a debate over privacy, says it will use the technology “to tackle serious crime.”
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  • Met Police to deploy facial recognition cameras

    8 monthes ago - By BBC

    Police say the short-term deployments will check watchlists of suspects wanted for serious crimes.
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  • London police to deploy facial recognition cameras across the city

    London police to deploy facial recognition cameras across the city

    8 monthes ago - By The Verge

    CCTV cameras on London's Westminster Bridge. | Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images
    Live facial recognition cameras will be deployed across London, with the city's Metropolitan Police announcing today that the technology has moved past the trial stage and is ready to be permanently integrated into everyday policing.
    The cameras will be placed in locations popular with shoppers and tourists, like Stratford's Westfield shopping center and the West End, reports BBC News. Each camera will scan for faces contained in “bespoke” watch lists, which the Met says will...
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  • London's Met Police switches on live facial recognition, flying in face of human rights concerns

    London's Met Police switches on live facial recognition, flying in face of human rights concerns

    8 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    While EU lawmakers are mulling a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition to safeguard individuals' rights, as part of risk-focused plan to regulate AI , London's Met Police has today forged ahead with deploying the privacy hostile technology - flipping the switch on operational use of live facial recognition in the UK capital.
    The deployment comes after a multi-year period of trials by the Met and police in South Wales.
    The Met says its use of the controversial technology will be targeted to “specific locations... where intelligence suggests we are most likely to locate serious...
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  • London police begin using live facial recognition tech across the capital

    8 monthes ago - By Engadget

    London's Metropolitan Police Service has begun using live facial recognition technology. At key areas throughout the city, signposted cameras will scan the faces of passing people, alerting officers to potential matches with wanted criminals. A...
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